Commentary on Epistles of Timothy and Titus by A.E. Humphreys

Alfred Edward Humphreys [1844-?], The Epistles of Timothy and Titus

This is a short commentary on the letters of 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus intended for use in Schools and Colleges. The author argues strongly for Pauline authorship in what appears to be a very useful introduction.

My thanks to Book Aid for making available a copy of this public domain title for digitisation.

Alfred Edward Humphreys [1844-?], The Epistles of Timothy and Titus. The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1897. Hbk. pp.271. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Text and Notes
    1. The Genuineness and Date of the Epistles
    2. The Friends Addressed in the Epistles
    3. The Theme and Content of the Epistles
  3. Appendix
  4. Indices
    Map

External Evidence

There was never any doubt in the Church, from the first century down to the present, but that St Paul was the author of these epistles. The rejection by Marcion, as has been well pointed out, increases the force of this testimony, as it shews that attention was expressly called to the subject. And Marcion’s, Canon of Scripture was fixed not by the evidence of authenticity, but by his own approval of the contents, of any book.

The attack made in the present century upon the genuineness of the epistles relies upon arguments drawn from their internal characteristics. In estimating the weight to be attached to these arguments it is of importance to be first sufficiently impressed by the strength of the external evidence. Instead therefore of dismissing this side of the question in a sentence, it is well to place in view the different groups of testimonies down to the acknowledged position given to the epistles by the Church in Canon and Council.

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Greek Text Commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalsonians by George Milligan

If you have a good grasp of New Testament Greek, George Milligan’s commentary on Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians will be of interest to you.

My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

George Milligan [1860-1934], St Pauls Epistles to the Thessalonians. The Greek text with Introduction and Notes. London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1908. pp.195. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

  • The City of Thessalonica
  • St. Paul and the Thessalonian Church
  • General Character and Contents of the Epistles
  • Langauge, Style, and Literary Affinities
  • Doctrine
  • Authenticity and Integrity
  • Authorities for the Text
  • Commentaries

Text and Notes

Analysis of 1 Thessalonians

  • Text and Notes of 1 Thessalonians
  • Analysis of 2 Thessalonians
  • Text and Notes of 2 Thessalonians

Additional Notes

  • St. Paul as a Letter-Writer
  • Did St Paul use the Epistolary Plural?
  • The Thessalonian Friends of St Paul
  • The Divine Names in the Epistles
  • On the history of euangelion, euangelizomai
  • Parousia. Epithaneia. Apokaluphis
  • On atakteo and its cognates
  • On the meanings of katexo
  • The Biblical Doctrine of Antischrist
  • The history of the interpretation of 2 Thess. ii. 1-12

Indexes

Subjects

Authors

References

  1. Inscriptions and Papyri
    (a) Inscriptions
    (b) Papyri
  2. Judaistic Writings

Greek Words

Preface

The Epistles to the Thessalonians can hardly be said to have received at the hands of English scholars the attention they deserve, in view not only of their own intrinsic interest, but of the place which they occupy in the Sacred Canon. They are generally believed to be the earliest of St Paul’s extant Epistles, and, if so, are, in all probability, the oldest Christian documents of importance that have come down to us. Certainly no other of the Pauline writings give us a clearer idea of the character of the Apostle’s missionary preaching, or present a more living picture of the surroundings of the primitive Christian Church. A detailed study of their contents is essential, therefore, to· a proper understanding of the Apostolic Age, and forms the best introduction to the more developed interpretation of Christian thought, which we are accustomed to describe as Paulinism.

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Commentary on Romans by Handley Moule

Handley Carr Glyn Moule [1841-1920], The Epistle to the Romans

Handley Moule’s Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans is still regarded as being of value to preachers. My thanks to Book Aid for providing a copy of this public domain book for digitisation.

Handley Carr Glyn Moule [1841-1920], The Epistle to the Romans. London: Pickering & Inglis Ltd., n.d. Hbk. pp.437. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

  1. Time, Place and Occasion
  2. The Writer and His Readers (Romans 1. 1-7)
  3. Good Report of the Roman Church: Paul Not Ashamed of the Gospel (Romans 1. 8-17)
  4. Need for the Gospel: God’s Anger and Man’s Sin (Romans 1. 18-23)
  5. Man Given up to his own Way: The Heathen (Romans 1. 24-32)
  6. Human Guilt Universal: He Approaches the Conscience of the Jew (Romans 2. 1-17)
  7. Jewish Responsibility and Guilt (Romans 2. 17-29)
  8. Jewish Claims: No Hope in Human Merit (Romans 3. 1-20)
  9. The One Way of Divine Acceptance (Romans 3. 21-31)
    Detached Note
  10. Abraham and David (Romans 4. 1-12)
    Detached Note
  11. Abraham (2) (Romans 4. 13-25)
  12. Peace, Love, and Joy for the Justified (Romans 5. 1-11)
    Detached Notes
  13. Christ and Adam (Romans 5. 12-21)
  14. Justification and Holiness (Romans 6. 1-13)
  15. Justification and Holiness: Illustrations from Human Life (Romans 6. 14—7. 6)
  16. The Function of the Law in the Spiritual Life (Romans 7. 7-25)
  17. The Justified: Their Life by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8. 1-11)
  18. Holiness by the Spirit, and the Glories that Shall Follow (Romans 8. 12-25)
  19. The Spirit of Prayer in the Saints: Their Present and Eternal Welfare in the Love of God (Romans 8. 26-39)
  20. The Sorrowful Problem: Jewish Unbelief: Divine Sovereignty (Romans 9. 1-33)
    Detached Note
  21. Jewish Unbelief and Gentile Faith: Prophecy (Romans 10. 1-21)
  22. Israel However Not Forsaken (Romans 11. 1-10)
  23. Israel’s Fall Overruled, for the World’s Blessing, and for Israel’s Mercy (Romans 11. 11-24)
  24. The Restoration of Israel Directly Foretold: All is of and for God (Romans 11. 25-36)
  25. Christian Conduct the Issue of Christian Truth (Romans 12. 1-8)
  26. Christian Duty: Details of Personal Conduct (Romans 12. 8-21)
  27. Christian Duty; in Civil Life and Otherwise: Love (Romans 13. 1-10)
  28. Christian Duty in the Light of the Lord’s Return and in the Power of His Presence (Romans 13. 11-14)
  29. Christian Duty: Mutual Tenderness and Tolerance: The Sacredness of Example (Romans 14.1-23)
  30. The Same Subject: The Lord’s Example: His Relation to Us all (Romans 15. 1-13)
  31. Roman Christianity: St. Paul’s Commission: His Intended Itinerary: He Asks for Prayer (Romans 15. 14-33)
  32. A Commendation: Greetings: A Warning: A Doxology (Romans 16. 1-27)

Preface

He who attempts to expound the Epistle to the Romans, when his sacred task is over, is little disposed to speak about his Commentary; he is occupied rather with an ever deeper reverence and wonder over the Text which he has been permitted to handle, a Text so full of a marvellous man, above all so full of GOD.

But it seems needful to say a few words about the style of the running Translation of the Epistle which will be found interwoven with this Exposition. The writer is aware that the translation is often rough and formless. His apology is that it has been done with a view not to a connected reading but to the explanation of details. A rough piece of rendering, which would be a misrepresentation in a continuous version, because it would be out of scale with the general style, seems to be another matter when it only calls the reader’s attention to a particular point presented for study at the moment.

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